This Day in History: Texans win the Battle of San Jacinto

On this day in 1836, Texans win the Battle of San Jacinto. The battle was won in only 18 minutes! The decisive victory would ultimately ensure independence for the Republic of Texas. It also avenged the blood that had been shed at the Alamo and at Goliad. The Texans (then “Texians”) had accomplished their goal […]

This Day in History: The Gunpowder Incident nearly incites rebellion in Virginia

On this day in 1775, the Gunpowder Incident takes place, nearly inciting rebellion in Virginia. Naturally, the conflict was created by guns, ammunition . . . and a British attempt to confiscate them. How unsurprising that our ancestors wrote the 2nd Amendment, with incidents such as these inspiring them. 🙂 King George III had been […]

This Day in History: Paul Revere’s famous ride

On this day in 1775, Paul Revere makes his famous ride. I am so sorry to tell you that he did not really yell “the British are coming!” as he rode. 😉 But he did accomplish his important goal: He warned Samuel Adams and John Hancock that the British were coming, apparently with the intent […]

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